ADL Says Jerusalem Attack Latest Reminder of Very Real Threat of Terrorism
New York, NY, March 23, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said today's bombing in Jerusalem, which killed one woman and wounded at least 30 people, including at least a dozen critically, offers "a poignant reminder of the very real threat of terrorism that Israelis live with every day."
Robert G. Sugarman, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director issued the following statement:
The horrifying news of a bombing in Jerusalem is a poignant reminder of the very real threat of terrorism that Israelis live with every day.
For years, Israelis in major Israeli metropolitan centers feared going to the market, on public buses, or to cafes for fear of terrorism. Following this latest bombing attack in Jerusalem, and the increased barrages of rockets being fired from Gaza, that fear has been renewed.
These renewed attacks, coming amidst the unabated culture of anti-Israel and pro-terrorist incitement in the West Bank and Gaza, where past acts of Palestinian terrorists are glorified and celebrated, are proof positive that messages supportive of violence and terror can and do influence new acts of terror. It is time for Palestinian leaders to take action to stop incitement to violence and terror, and for the international community to clearly and publicly insist they do so.
There will be international condemnation of this attack, but we expect more. In a changing Middle Eastern reality, when long-time security threats are joined by new uncertainties, we call on the international community to recognize Israel's right and requirement to defend itself.
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